Centenary University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Centenary University of New Jersey
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Centenary University Admissions Profile:

With an acceptance rate of 88%, Centenary University is accessible to many who apply. Students interested in Centenary are required to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, and can submit an application through the school, or with the Common Application. In addition, students must submit high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, a personal statement/essay, and an application fee (which may be waived). Prospective students are encouraged to visit the campus, and to schedule an interview with an admissions counselor.

Admissions Data (2016):

Centenary University Description:

Founded in 1867, Centenary University is a private liberal arts and professional institution located in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Manhattan is about an hour away, and many students take advantage of internship opportunities in the city. Centenary students come from 22 states and 14 countries. They can choose from 22 degree programs and 18 minors, and all areas of study balance the liberal arts with a career-centered approach to learning. The college prides itself on its learn-by-doing approach to education and the personal attention students receive. The school has a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 19. On the athletic front, the Centenary Cyclones compete in the NCAA Division III Colonial States Athletic Conference for most sports. The university fields seven men's and seven women's intercollegiate sports, and the school made my list of top equestrian colleges.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,203 (1,518 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 81% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,098
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,946
  • Other Expenses: $3,473
  • Total Cost: $47,717

Centenary University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 98%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,071
    • Loans: $8,437

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, English, Equine Studies, Fashion Design, History, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 46%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Wrestling, Cross Country, Track and Field, Golf, Baseball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Softball, Lacrosse, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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